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Managing Complexity In The Digital Age

As companies begin building the next generation of applications in the cloud, managing these applications and services is becoming increasingly challenging. For example, the retail industry is no longer just a collection of brick and mortar stores that sell goods and services during business hours. …


Google Cloud Messaging Adds Support For Topics And iOS Push Notifications

Google today announced that its Cloud Messaging push notification service now supports sending push notifications to iOS devices. In addition, Google now allows developers to set up so-called ‘topics’ within their apps so users can choose the subjects they are interested in getting notified about …


Google takes aim at the internet of things with new Brillo operating system

Google intends to be the center of the connected home with its new “internet of things” operating system, Brillo.

Google Brillo is designed to run on and connect multiple low-power devices, connecting anything from a washing machine to a rubbish bin and linking in with existing Google …


Criteria for SDN/NFV Vendor Selection

Cisco Live US 2015 is just around the corner, and will start in San Diego on June 7th, running through Thursday 11th June. I’m surprised and honoured to be one of the folks wearing a “Cisco Live Speaker” shirt, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’ve been working on over the past year …


The 12 most important announcements from Google I/O 2015

At its 2015 I/O keynote, Google focused mostly on optimizing Android — but that's actually a pretty big project. A lot of the updates involved reducing friction: there were updates to Android designed to make moving between apps and the web smoother, updates to Android Wear designed to make it …


Millennials are most vulnerable to hacks and cyber attacks, research suggests

While teens and young adults are usually thought to be more tech savvy then middle-aged adults, new research suggests millennials are more lackadaisical about being safe online.

A new study looked at the basic ways people maintain their online security, and millennials consistently performed poorly …


Tech cities in Texas are the fastest growing in the U.S.

Maybe it’s the climate, the low taxes, or the general friendliness, but whatever it is, Texas is king when it comes to attracting population growth …


Google's 3D-sensing tablet can now be yours, if you dare

Now anyone can buy the Project Tango test tablet, but Google cautions that it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

Google's Project Tango tablet, a …


Networked Doctors Help Patients Fight Cancer

Nina Lutz was treated for osteosarcoma at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, one of 6 U.S. medical facilities in the Virtual Pediatric Network (VPN). Linked by Cisco collaboration technologies, physicians at VPN facilities can share their knowledge and collaborate on cases -- giving patients with …


How 3D Printed Bones Are Revolutionizing Forensics And Bioarchaeology

On the most recent episode of Bones, a team of forensic anthropologists scanned and uploaded a skeleton to the cloud, so that another team could download and print the bones halfway around the world and solve a murder. This is, of course, a TV show, but the technology employed is not far from …


This super flashlight is more than smart: It has everything

Certain items are at the top of every camper’s packing list, such as a flashlight and a compass. The bushcraft-DIY alternatives — a flaming torch and …


IKEA wants your light bulbs to help you control your smart home

IKEA is currently known for its budget-friendly, hard-to-assemble furniture, but it may be associated with smart home technology in the future. The …


Google’s Quest To Bring The Internet To The Next Billion People

For Google to continue to expand its global ambitions, it’s going to have to get more people on the Internet. And it’s going to have to make sure its products work in areas with spotty service and low-bandwidth connections.

Around 2.8 billion people currently have access to the Internet of the …


Google launches Internet of Things platform Project Brillo

Google announced a new smart home platform called Brillo on stage at its annual Google I/O developers conference on Thursday. The platform is Google's first big move into the Internet of Things space.

Google executive Suchar Pichai revealed that the platform is derived from Android and will provide …


An electric-car future is coming, just more slowly than predicted

It’s been no secret that President Obama’s goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads won’t be met by the end of this year.

That’s the goal he announced on the campaign trail toward winning his first term in 2008.

The actual number is likely to be perhaps 400,000 or so; the 1-million goal …

Electric Vehicles

Wearable bracelet analyzes the most stressful parts of your day

What if your wrist could confirm that your Monday meetings actually cause you stress? And what the heck are you supposed to do about it?

WellBe is a new wearable concept by Zach Sivan and Doron Libshtein, the heads behind the virtual meditation site Mentors Channel. The bracelet claims to go beyond …

Tracking Devices

Lenovo demos new smart shoes with a screen that displays your mood

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo unveiled a slew of new products at its inaugural “Tech World” event in Beijing yesterday, including laptops, personalized search experiences powered by Microsoft’s Cortana, a new media streaming device, an enterprise-focused storage product, and a tablet for …


Can Open-Source 3D Printing Make Custom Prostheses Affordable?

Joe Oxenbury was born without a left hand. “It was a glitch,” says his father, Chris. “That’s what the doctors told us. His hand just didn’t grow …

3D Printing

Summary: #DigitalTransformation Fueling the Need for Workforce Transformation

In case you missed it, here a summary of Karen Walker’s latest blog on the IoE Blog site that reaches out to all those in the Oil and Gas Industry:

“…we recently published a new report that shows a global oil and gas (O&G) industry awash with disruption, and primed for digital transformation. Low …

The Future

GoPro is making a drone and a six-camera virtual reality device

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced two new products on stage on stage at Re/code's Code Conference on Wednesday: A six-camera system for shooting spherical videos and a quadcopter.

The six-camera product will start shipping in the second half of this year and will cost more than $3000. That price …

Virtual Reality

What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s …


Smart air quality monitor Awair connects with Nest, Misfit, IFTTT, and more

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Bitfinder chief executive and cofounder Ronald Ro found inspiration for his smart air quality monitor from his daughter.

She was born with a skin condition, Ro told me, which made her very sensitive to dry air, sunlight, and temperature. To help manage her condition …

Air Quality

The new Pebble is out — here's how it stacks up to the Apple Watch

Since Pebble's first Kickstarter campaign, the innovative smartwatch company has been eclipsed by Apple and Google. With the release of its new smartwatch model, the Pebble Time, the company is looking to regain the ground it has lost to competitors. The new model begins shipping on March 27, but …

Apple Watch

We're about to reach a turning point in the way people watch video

By the end of this year, there will be more mobile video users in North America than households here that subscribe to digital TV.

That means that more people in North America will be watching online video — think services like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video — on their …


One-third of vendors would cannibalize their sales to get to cloud

Survey finds service providers intend to sacrifice short-term revenues to make the move, but are they really ready?

Cloud Services

Survey: Managing enterprise storage in a digital world

Storage is the lifeblood of the tech world. How is your company managing the onslaught of data and the digitization of everything? Take this survey …

Enterprise Storage

Here’s Mary Meeker’s 20th annual Internet Trends report

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Mary Meeker, a longtime Internet analyst and current partner at prominent VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, dropped her annual information bomb on the crowd at the Code Conference here today.

This is the 20th anniversary of Meeker’s first report. You can …

Mary Meeker

The big drone companies are investing millions to create new drone startups

Three weeks ago, DJI became the most valuable consumer drone company on earth when the venture capital firm Accel invested $75 million in the company. Today the partnership between the two parties deepens, with the announcement of the Skyfund, a joint initiative to invest in drone startups and more …

Venture Capital

A Brief History of the Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch

On July 9, 1916, The New York Times puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the development required some explaining.

“Until …


How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Improve Public Transport In London

Transport for London (TfL) oversees a network of buses, trains, taxis, roads, cycle paths, footpaths and even ferries which are used by millions every day. Running these vast networks. so integral to so many people’s lives in one of the world’s busiest cities, gives TfL access to huge amounts of …